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ERIC Number: ED501725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8330-4306-1
Revitalizing Arts Education through Community-Wide Coordination: Summary
Bodilly, Susan J.; Augustine, Catherine H.
RAND Corporation
Arts education has been a low priority in the nation's public schools for more than 30 years. In some communities, a countermovement to this dwindling presence of arts education in the schools has developed in the form of initiatives aimed at coordinating schools, cultural institutions, community-based organizations, foundations, and/or government agencies to promote access to arts learning for children in and outside of school. This document summarizes the full report, which analyzed how local arts education initiatives across multiple organizations were started, how they evolved, what kinds of organizations became involved, what conditions fostered or impeded coordination among those organizations, and what strategies were developed to improve both access to and quality of arts education in the communities. It analyzed historical trends in arts education over the past few decades to understand the conditions motivating these initiatives. [This summary was written with Laura Zakaras. For the full report, see ED501721.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Massachusetts; New York; Texas